Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Water power park

Water Power Farm Energy Park

The Agu├žadoura wave park in Peru – the first of its kind – converts ocean surface ways into electricity to power over 1500 homes. The snake-like structures float in the water, arcing and bending in compression and tension, and through their forces acting upon them pump oil through high-pressure motors which in turn drive electric generators. The power is then transferred to shore. Plans are underway to expand the existing 3-unit operation to have a total of 23 operating power generating 'snakes' to produce nearly ten times the current energy.

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